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PCT Newsletter 2009 #6

The June 2009 issue of the PCT Newsletter is available for download, click here.

Several rule changes will enter into force from July 1, 2009. A document with all the changes can be downloaded here and a presentation (Powerpoint) here.

Make sure you update your PCT legal texts !!

With effect from 1 June 2009 the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) has withdrawn it's reservation under Rule 26bis.3(j). As a result Rule 26bis.3(a) to (i) apply with respect to the INPI in it's capacity as Receiving Office. The INPI further notified that it will apply the "due care" criterion".

The practical advice and some of the information above has been copied to the PCT Newsletter 2009 Summary (which will be available from the download area on short term).

Happy reading !

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